Books tagged: silent film

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I Saw Them Ride Away
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 133,210. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2010 by Castle Knob Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Harry Arthur Gant lived at the intersection of the Old West and the New West. He was a cowboy in Colorado during the 1890s and a silent-film cameraman in Hollywood. He tells his story with a distinctive mix of Old West plain speaking and New West sophistication, with the rough edges left on. This memoir spans two of the most fascinating parts of America's past.
The Making of 'I Saw Them Ride Away'
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,970. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2011 by Castle Knob Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Poking into the dusty corners of the Internet can reveal a lot about characters long gone, and even open up the occasional mystery. Harry Gant's life was even more interesting than his memoir led us to believe.
Silent Films & Early Talkies on DVD: A Classic Movie Fan's Guide
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 86,400. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Consumer guides
This handbook reviews 178 movies, dating from 1918 to 1934, now available on DVD. They showcase stars like Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, Clara Bow, Lon Chaney, Louise Brooks, Charles Chaplin, Joan Crawford, Colleen Moore, Harold Lloyd, Gary Cooper, William Powell, Greta Garbo, Rudolph Valentino, Norma Shearer, Buster Keaton, Shirley Temple, Barbara Stanwyck, Ronald Colman, Lillian Gish, etc.
The Silent Treatment
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Price: Free! Words: 40,480. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Katrina Jaitley doesn't expect to find a piece of forgotten movie history during a bout of retail therapy. After watching the coil of film found tucked inside her purchase, she's shocked to witness the brutal murder of a famous 1920's star by a fellow actor. 80-year-old mystery aside, someone will stop at nothing to get the film away from her and silence what she's discovered.
MLB (for Louise Brooks)
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 170. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Music » Sheet music and song books
A tender alternative rock ballad in recollection of iconic silent film actress and author Louise Brooks. Piano/vocal arrangement, 7 pages (RTF best for scaling / full size print). Recording available for listening on YouTube, watch?v=DGGzbuhjk-c.
Fatty and Hearst
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Series: Read A Movie, Book 21. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 25,240. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2013. Category: Screenplays » Crime
A bigger silent movie star than Charlie Chaplin, Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle is accused of the murder of a Hollywood starlet in 1921. Overweight newspaper magnet William Randolph Hearst is living a life of excess with his demunitive screen star mistress, Marian Davies, as he tries and convicts Fatty in Hearst’s tabloid newspapers. Fatty must stand trial three times before his fate is decided.
Unscripted: Hollywood Back-Stories Vol. 1
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 58,320. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry
Gathered during three decades of Hollywood research, Unscripted: Hollywood Back-Stories, Vol. 1 is a fascinating collection of little-known stories from behind the scenes of the greatest movies of all time, tales of the lives of legendary stars from the famous to the forgotten, and slices of the history of the most talked-about industry in the world.
The Werewolf's Heart
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 18,350. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2013. Category: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
In 1913 Universal released the first werewolf movie in the history of the cinema. That film, The Werewolf, introduced a half-breed Navajo wolf-witch named Watuma. After a hundred years, this is the first sequel to that film. A posse of lawmen pursues a band of outlaws to a haunted mountain where both groups find themselves prey to supernatural evil that hungers for flesh.
The Alchemist of Light: A Biography of Georges Méliès
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Price: Free! Words: 1,980. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Cultural heritage
Georges Méliès was the first sci-fi movie director, not to mention one of the worlds’ first movie directors. He made 552 films between 1896 and 1913--nearly all of which are under twenty minutes in length (many are only one or two minutes long.) His films are some of the most imaginative films ever to be directed, even by today’s standards.